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4D takes the London Eye to a new dimension

A visit to the Merlin Entertainments London Eye is about to take on a new dimension – literally – with the addition of a 4D movie to London’s most popular paid-for visitor attraction.

Designed to whet the appetites of the London Eye-riders in a state-of-the-art entertainment environment, the movie was written and directed by Julian Napier and stereo 3D produced by Phil Streather, CEO of 3D specialists Principal Large Format. The film was produced by Centre Screen Productions in association with Principal Large Format and Pablo Post.

The focus of the four-minute film is a little girl on a day trip to London, whose view of the capital’s many tourist sites is constantly obscured by people, buildings, and the general hubbub of the city. Just when the girl’s visit seems destined to end in disappointment, she is whisked away to the more

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SENNHEISER LEADS THE WAY FOR THE LOVE WILLOWS

the_love_willows.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2009: The Love Willows are on a mission to at once rediscover the joyous elements that have been lost in modern pop music and defy the conventions of the genre. A couple in every sense of the word, lead vocalist Hope Partlow and guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ryan Wilson blend retro hooks with a modern sensibility that is unabashedly upbeat. Their enthusiasm onstage is infectious, and they convey their bubbly craft through Sennheiser wired and wireless microphones and personal monitors ensuring the tight, charismatic, easy-going performances for which The Love Willows are earning a reputation.

Their debut album on Decca records, “Hey! Hey!” features many more instruments than just vocals and guitar, and the duo bring that support with them on the road using prerecorded tracks. As a result, the stage setup is fairly simple for FOH/monitoring engineer Jacob Orr. “Both more

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SAM ASH TAKES STOCK IN AURALEX ACOUSTICS

~ Retail Store Incorporates Auralex Products into Floor Plan ~

Sam Ash stage featuring AuralexCLEARWATER, FL — Visit any Sam Ash Music Store at any given time and you’re guaranteed to hear somebody making music. Playing the incredible selection of instruments — ranging from guitars, keyboards and drums to brass and woodwinds — is not only allowed but also encouraged. As an authorized dealer of Auralex Acoustics’ complete line of acoustical treatments, Sam Ash has begun to incorporate Auralex materials into the floor plan of its stores, creating an avenue to display its merchandise while also balancing the sound levels in its showrooms.

Sam Ash is using Auralex’s acoustical treatments in real-world situations throughout its stores. Its Clearwater, Florida location, for instance, recently received a sound makeover from the industry leader in sound control solutions. The location features a selection of Auralex’s more

PWS INTRODUCES DB SERIES FILTERED RECEIVE MULTI-COUPLER

pws-db-16-front.JPGpws-db-16-back.JPGGround-Up Design Provides Breakthrough in Efficient Antenna Distribution

ORLANDO: Professional Wireless Systems’ new DB Series Filtered Receive Multi-coupler represents a breakthrough in high-quality antenna distribution. PWS General Manager Carl Cordes reports the DB-16 is designed to function as the backbone of a broad range of wireless antenna distribution system functions including broadcast, live sports, permanent install and corporate.

“After years of modifying other products to function effectively in diverse RF applications, our R&D team took a fresh look at the multi-coupler issue,” Cordes says. “The DB-16 was developed to meet the real-world needs of today’s hyper-congested RF world,”

Brand-agnostic, and compatible with most wireless receivers, the PWS DB Series eliminates the inter-mods, over-modulation, de-sensitizing, and over-sensitizing issues frequently encountered when working with multiple-manufacturer products. By incorporating cutting edge components, including multiple custom filters, more

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SnapAV Mixes Business with Pleasure at 2009 CEDIA Expo

snapav-money-booth.jpgUnveils New Episode Loudspeakers and Acoustic Panels; Dragonfly AcoustiWeave Acoustically Transparent Projection Screen and Over 300 New AV Products

Presents Dealers with Tips on How to Increase Profitability, Run More Efficient Businesses

Promotes BidMagic Partnership plus Chances to Win Cash in the Money Booth!

Charlotte, NC – August 13, 2009 – SnapAV — a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 550 high-quality products for the custom audio / video channel in the US and Canada – will tap next month’s CEDIA event to unveil its new products, promote innovative programs, offer dealers business tips as well as a chance to win products and cash. more

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Daktronics-Sportsound And JBL Loudspeakers Provide A Bear Of An Audio System At Washington-Grizzly Stadium

Audio integration firm Daktronics-Sportsound recently upgraded the sound system at Washington-Grizzly Stadium at the University of Montana, home to the University’s Division 1 football team. The new system at the stadium features JBL VLA line arrays and PD Series loudspeakers.

Home to the Montana Grizzlies college football team of the Big Sky Conference, Washington-Grizzly Stadium opened in 1986 and has undergone several expansions since then. With the most recent upper deck expansion of 2,000 seats, the Stadium currently holds 25,203.

Daktronics-Sportsound installed 12 VLA601-WRC 3-way, full-range, weatherized line array loudspeakers, arranged in two columns of six each, mounted to the end zone scoreboard. The system also includes four PD764-WRC weatherized loudspeakers. A total of 30 Crown XTi amplifiers power the system.

“Because they’re specifically designed for permanent installation, the VLA line arrays have been an ideal loudspeaker choice for a number of our recent more

France 24 Upgrades With Trio Of Vista 5s

International news and current affairs TV station, France 24, has purchased three Studer Vista 5 consoles — all of which have been installed over the past two past months.

The Paris-based channel was launched in December 2006 to broadcast French news throughout the world in French, English and Arabic. It immediately became so successful that today it broadcasts 24 hours a days in French and English, and ten hours a day in Arabic (with Spanish due to be added shortly).

Since the complexity of multiple translations was making operation more and more difficult, France 24 decided to replace its three on-air consoles with Vista 5s, placing the order through Studer’s French distributors, Audiopole.

Jean-Philippe Blanchard, Director of the Broadcast Division at Audiopole, confirmed, “France 24 was being expected to handle more and more mix minus signals and simultaneous translations — and it was a nightmare more

Westlake High School to Tackle Football Season in HD with Broadcast Pix

(Billerica, Massachusetts)- When the Westlake High School Chaparrals open their football season on Aug. 28, the contest will be produced in high definition using its new Broadcast Pix™ Slate™ 5016Ghh integrated production system. The only high school in the Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, Westlake recently upgraded its video production capabilities as part of a renovation of the school’s 25-year-old Westlake Community Performing Arts Center (PAC).

At football games, student members of the Westlake Technical Entertainment Crew handle all production aspects of the game coverage, from pulling cables to directing the show. Westlake students had been working with a makeshift control room setup at the stadium built around an old analog switcher and a basic graphics system. All video inserts, from bumps to commercials, were fed via a DVD player.

“It was pretty clumsy,? recalled David Poole, managing director of the PAC. “We were looking for more

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Newcomer ihiji Taps 2009 CEDIA Expo to Unveil its Inaugural Product, invision, a 24-hour Remote Home Electronics Systems Monitoring and Management Solution that Empowers Residential Electronics Systems Contractors to Identify and Repair Client System Problems

West Palm Beach, FL – August 13, 2009 – ihiji is inviting 2009 CEDIA Expo attendees to experience its inaugural product, invision, a software solution that grants dealers the ability to remotely monitor, service and maintain their client’s in-home electronic systems including but not limited to entertainment, network, HVAC and lighting. This proactive solution offers dealers a tremendous opportunity to create a recurring revenue stream in the form of a service contract while improving client satisfaction. The company will be demonstrating at the Glenn Hotel (located across from the CNN Center). Dealers interested in arranging a meeting are encouraged to contact ihiji vice president Michael Maniscalco at 888.321.9170 or by emailing Michael.Maniscalco@ihiji.com. more

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